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KR [NYSE]
The Kroger Co.
IndexS&P 500 P/E16.74 EPS (ttm)3.08 Insider Own0.80% Shs Outstand488.92M Perf Week-1.19%
Market Cap25.20B Forward P/E14.10 EPS next Y3.66 Insider Trans8.25% Shs Float461.94M Perf Month1.98%
Income1.56B PEG1.45 EPS next Q0.61 Inst Own80.00% Short Float1.92% Perf Quarter9.49%
Sales103.96B P/S0.24 EPS this Y4.70% Inst Trans-4.75% Short Ratio3.18 Perf Half Y17.53%
Book/sh10.35 P/B4.98 EPS next Y10.89% ROA5.50% Target Price54.11 Perf Year33.65%
Cash/sh0.51 P/C101.63 EPS next 5Y11.55% ROE31.00% 52W Range34.85 - 52.72 Perf YTD31.44%
Dividend0.66 P/FCF40.65 EPS past 5Y8.90% ROI11.80% 52W High-2.22% Beta0.71
Dividend %1.28% Quick Ratio0.30 Sales past 5Y5.30% Gross Margin20.70% 52W Low47.91% ATR0.67
Employees375000 Current Ratio0.80 Sales Q/Q11.60% Oper. Margin2.70% RSI (14)56.77 Volatility1.65% 1.20%
OptionableYes Debt/Eq2.23 EPS Q/Q18.30% Profit Margin1.50% Rel Volume1.08 Prev Close51.55
ShortableYes LT Debt/Eq1.93 EarningsSep 11 BMO Payout20.70% Avg Volume2.79M Price51.55
Recom2.10 SMA200.70% SMA502.59% SMA20015.50% Volume0 Change0.00%
09-Sep-14Reiterated Oppenheimer Outperform $55 → $65
08-Sep-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $53 → $54
24-Jul-14Initiated Prime Executions Buy $56
23-Jun-14Reiterated Argus Buy $49 → $55
23-Jun-14Downgrade Hilliard Lyons Long-term Buy → Neutral
20-Jun-14Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $40 → $48
03-Jun-14Initiated Oppenheimer Outperform $55
07-Apr-14Reiterated Deutsche Bank Buy $46 → $50
11-Mar-14Reiterated UBS Neutral $40 → $43
07-Mar-14Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $41 → $48
06-Dec-13Reiterated UBS Neutral $38 → $40
26-Sep-13Initiated Deutsche Bank Buy $46
13-Sep-13Reiterated UBS Neutral $34 → $38
13-Sep-13Reiterated Telsey Advisory Group Not Rated $39 → $41
13-Sep-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $32 → $40
13-Sep-13Reiterated Argus Buy $40 → $43
25-Jun-13Reiterated UBS Neutral $32 → $34
21-Jun-13Reiterated Barclays Equal Weight $30 → $32
18-Jun-13Reiterated Cantor Fitzgerald Hold $26 → $33
14-Jun-13Reiterated Argus Buy $34 → $40
15-Sep-14 03:13PM  Whole Foods to Test Rewards Program as Competition Grows at Bloomberg
01:49PM  FreshPet files for IPO valued at up to $100M AP
01:00PM  Kroger Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index PR Newswire
10:47AM  Fresh Food Rescue Program Delivers 50 Million Pounds of Food Across Kroger Nation PR Newswire
10:40AM  Jim Cramer on Grocery Stocks: Whole Foods Is Easy to Swallow at TheStreet
12-Sep-14 06:25PM  [video] Supermarket showdown: Whole Foods vs. Kroger at CNBC
05:11PM  Kroger Positioning Itself to Challenge Superstores Gurufocus
09:48AM  [video] Whole Foods has bright future: Co-CEO Robb at CNBC
09:14AM  Company News for September 12, 2014 Zacks
07:00AM  Kroger's Organic Food Sales Are About to Hit $1 Billion at BusinessWeek
07:00AM  Kroger's Organic Brand Is About to Hit $1 Billion in Sales at BusinessWeek
06:40AM  Ahead of the Bell: US Retail Sales AP
06:31AM  Ahead of the Bell: US Retail Sales AP
11-Sep-14 06:38PM  Kroger Sales Show Natural Foods Mainstream Investor's Business Daily
06:00PM  Kroger Sales Show Natural Foods Mainstream Investor's Business Daily
05:26PM  Stocks end mixed on weak jobs data, rate concerns at USA TODAY
05:15PM  [video] Kroger Wins on Shopping Experience, Grocery Sales Remain Upbeat at TheStreet
04:34PM  [video] The Top Ten Stocks for Sept. 11 at Bloomberg
04:08PM  Stocks end mixed on weak jobs data, rate concerns at USA TODAY
04:04PM  Stocks end mixed on weak jobs data, rate concerns at USA TODAY
03:44PM  Kroger Earnings Show Natural Food Is Mainstream at Investor's Business Daily
02:08PM  Last Word on Q2 Earnings Season Zacks
01:30PM  Kroger boosted by acquisitions, raises profit view Reuters
01:24PM  Stocks fall on weak jobs data, rate concerns at USA TODAY
12:30PM  Midday Movers: Taminco, Kroger, BlackBerry & more at CNBC
12:09PM  Kroger boosted by acquisitions; stock down on sales view Reuters
11:39AM  Kroger Becoming a Serious Challenger to Walmart TheStreet
11:39AM  Kroger Becoming a Serious Challenger to Walmart at TheStreet
11:39AM  [video]Kroger Is Fast Becoming a Serious Challenger to Walmart TheStreet
11:08AM  Kroger profit beats estimates, raises outlook at USA TODAY
10:31AM  [video] Kroger CFO Says Jobs Added Will Be Permanent Positions at Bloomberg
10:31AM  Kroger Raises Full-Year Outlook On Strong Q2 Earnings at Investor's Business Daily
09:59AM  Kroger Q2 Earnings Beat on Higher Sales, Raises Outlook Zacks
09:53AM  Acquisitions boost supermarket chain Kroger's profit, forecast Reuters
09:53AM  KROGER CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Stat EDGAR Online
09:32AM  Geopolitics and the Market Zacks
09:26AM  Kroger beats Street 2Q forecasts AP
09:13AM  [$$] Kroger Ups Outlook Again at The Wall Street Journal
08:58AM  Kroger shares rise premarket after profit, sales outlook raised at MarketWatch
08:46AM  Kroger's quarterly profit rises 9 pct Reuters
08:30AM  Kroger Reports Record Second Quarter Results PR Newswire
07:42AM  #PreMarket Primer: Thursday, September 11: Obama Pledges To Combat ISIS Until Threat Is Eliminated Benzinga
07:23AM  [video] Lululemon Earnings, Kroger Numbers, Jim Cramer's Facebook Discount at TheStreet
07:07AM  Q2 2014 The Kroger Co. Earnings Release - Before Market Open CCBN
10-Sep-14 08:00PM  [video] What to Watch on Wall Street for Thursday, September 11th 2014 at TheStreet
05:19PM  Kroger's Second-Quarter Earnings Preview: What Wall Street's Saying at TheStreet
03:22PM  Wall Street edges higher in late afternoon, Apple rebounds Reuters
01:53PM  Wall St. gains, snapping bout of weakness Reuters
01:12PM  Social media stocks higher; Twitter rallies on UBS upgrade Reuters
12:35PM  Wall St edges higher at midday; Apple rebounds Reuters
11:50AM  Anglogold Ashanti shares drop 16 percent; miners weigh on ADR index Reuters
11:14AM  Apple Pay creates boon for mobile payment companies Reuters
10:20AM  Wall St dips, but trend upward considered intact Reuters
09:11AM  NPS soars after preliminary review from FDA Reuters
08:29AM  Goldman Sachs recommends Kroger calls ahead of earnings Reuters
08:27AM  US STOCKS-Goldman Sachs recommends Kroger calls ahead of earnings Reuters
09-Sep-14 08:10AM  Will Kroger (KR) Q2 Earnings Disappoint on Pricing War? Zacks
06:51AM  Cramer: The Twilight of the Pantry TheStreet
08-Sep-14 06:24PM  [$$] Kroger, on a Roll, Bucks the Trend in Groceries at The Wall Street Journal
04:41PM  Panera Bread CEO: Don't Bring Your Guns Into Our Restaurants at Forbes
02:50PM  Kroger to Hire 20,000 Permanent Associates Across Stores Zacks
12:40PM  [$$] Kroger, on a Roll, Bucks the Trend in Groceries at The Wall Street Journal
09:41AM  Kroger Launches 'Pour It Forward' Program to Help Close the Milk Gap During Hunger Action Month PR Newswire
01:11AM  [$$] Kroger, on a Roll, Bucks the Trend in Groceries at The Wall Street Journal
06-Sep-14 01:46PM  Kroger to add 1,200 jobs in southwest Ohio area AP
05-Sep-14 06:13PM  Today's Thorns, Roses, and All Time Highs... Yahoo Finance Blogs
06:00PM  [video] What Cramer is watching for next week at CNBC
04:39PM  Kroger plans to hire 20,000 nationwide at USA TODAY
03:53PM  [$$] Kroger To Add 20,000 Jobs at The Wall Street Journal
03:04PM  Kroger says it will hire 20,000 more workers AP
02:01PM  Kroger Goes Shopping for 20,000 New Grocery Workers at BusinessWeek
01:48PM  3 Grocers Working To Make Organic Food Affordable Benzinga
01:47PM  Ralphs and Food 4 Less to hire more than 2,000 Southern California workers at Los Angeles Times
01:47PM  Kroger, parent of Ralphs and Food 4 Less, to hire 20,000 workers at Los Angeles Times
01:14PM  Kroger says it will hire 20,000 more workers AP
12:24PM  Why You Should Invest In Kroger Gurufocus
12:14PM  Kroger says it will hire 20,000 more workers AP
11:35AM  Kroger plans to hire 20,000 nationwide at USA TODAY
09:02AM  Kroger looking to hire 20,000 permanent employees at MarketWatch
08:58AM  [$$] Kroger To Add 20,000 Jobs at The Wall Street Journal
08:00AM  Kroger Family of Stores Hiring 20,000 Employees PR Newswire
04-Sep-14 11:43AM  Home Depot CEO says probe into possible data breach continues at MarketWatch
08:10AM  Bloomberg Gun Safety Group Spends Six Figures On Kroger Ad Blitz at Forbes
03-Sep-14 01:00PM  Kroger & Murray's Cheese Associates Named Certified Cheese Professionals PR Newswire
02-Sep-14 07:47AM  Strength Seen in RadioShack (RSH): Stock Gains 11.9% Zacks
30-Aug-14 06:18AM  Anti-gun group targets Kroger at USA TODAY
29-Aug-14 04:00PM  Whole Foods Market Rejects Checks Benzinga
08:20AM  [video] Kroger's Chart of the Day: Price Check for M&A on Aisle 3 at TheStreet
28-Aug-14 03:20PM  Kroger to Webcast Second Quarter Conference Call with Investors PR Newswire
03:13PM  Sprouts Prices Seen Undercutting 'Whole Paycheck' at Investor's Business Daily
26-Aug-14 03:56PM  Food 4 Less and Unions Reach Tentative Agreement PR Newswire
24-Aug-14 06:15AM  For millions of cord cutters, cable TV fades to black at USA TODAY
23-Aug-14 12:38PM  'Groceries Not Guns': Will Kroger Back Down To Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Group? at Forbes
22-Aug-14 04:15PM  Map: Where Is 'Open Carry' Legal? at The Wall Street Journal
11:01AM  High beef prices force the return of pink slime Yahoo Finance
21-Aug-14 04:49PM  High beef prices force the return of pink slime Yahoo Finance
09:47AM  Dollar Tree 2Q profit falls 2 percent AP
08:44AM  Dollar Tree 2Q profit falls 2 percent AP
20-Aug-14 12:01AM  Sprouts Fights Whole Foods Putting Organic Kale on Sale at Bloomberg
19-Aug-14 08:58PM  Kroger in cross hairs as U.S. gun fight spills into its aisles Reuters
The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer worldwide. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The company's combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items comprising apparel, home fashion and furnishings, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores provide grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. Its marketplace stores include full-service grocery, pharmacy and health, and beauty departments, as well as perishable and general merchandise, such as apparel, home goods, and toys. The company operates supermarkets and multi-department stores under two dozen banners, including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith's. As of February 1, 2014, it operated 2,640 supermarkets and multi-department stores, of these stores 1,240 had fuel centers; and 320 fine jewelry stores, as well as operated 786 convenience stores either directly or through franchisees. The company was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Insider Trading Relationship Date Transaction Cost #Shares Value ($) #Shares Total SEC Form 4
SCHLOTMAN J MICHAELSenior Vice PresidentSep 12Option Exercise24.7980,0001,983,200272,048Sep 15 04:54 PM
SCHLOTMAN J MICHAELSenior Vice PresidentSep 12Sale51.7480,0004,138,800192,048Sep 15 04:54 PM
BARCLAY KATHLEEN SSenior Vice PresidentJul 18Sale49.502,282112,95956,531Jul 21 11:32 AM
DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPHSenior Vice PresidentJul 17Option Exercise16.396,847112,188103,403Jul 18 11:15 AM
DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPHSenior Vice PresidentJul 17Sale49.396,847338,13996,556Jul 18 11:15 AM
BARCLAY KATHLEEN SSenior Vice PresidentJul 16Sale49.308,392413,72658,813Jul 17 05:36 PM
PERRY M MARNETTESenior Vice PresidentJul 16Sale49.174,563224,363141,060Jul 17 05:33 PM
HJELM CHRISTOPHER TSenior Vice PresidentJul 14Sale49.249,000443,169102,070Jul 15 10:12 AM
COVERT GEOFFREY JSenior Vice PresidentJul 14Sale49.246,567323,37677,975Jul 15 10:11 AM
PHILLIPS SUSAN MDirectorJul 10Sale48.997,500367,42544,210Jul 11 11:01 AM
DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPHSenior Vice PresidentJul 03Option Exercise16.3913,153215,512100,507Jul 07 11:27 AM
DONNELLY MICHAEL JOSEPHSenior Vice PresidentJul 03Sale49.9013,153656,33587,354Jul 07 11:27 AM
PERRY M MARNETTESenior Vice PresidentJun 23Option Exercise16.3920,000327,700159,351Jun 25 02:24 PM
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MCMULLEN W RODNEYChief Executive OfficerApr 25Option Exercise17.3175,0001,298,2501,046,677Apr 28 03:41 PM
DILLON DAVID BChairman of the BoardApr 03Option Exercise16.39150,0002,457,750983,252Apr 04 10:36 AM
PERRY M MARNETTESenior Vice PresidentApr 03Sale45.394,500204,275140,256Apr 04 10:37 AM
Williams R. PeteSenior Vice PresidentApr 02Option Exercise23.1223,216536,704109,514Apr 03 02:40 PM
Williams R. PeteSenior Vice PresidentApr 02Sale44.4623,2161,032,23086,298Apr 03 02:40 PM
COVERT GEOFFREY JSenior Vice PresidentMar 27Sale43.2313,000561,93787,934Mar 28 11:09 AM
LEWIS DAVID BDirectorJan 21Option Exercise19.535,00097,62546,122Jan 22 02:07 PM
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HJELM CHRISTOPHER TSenior Vice PresidentDec 19Sale39.778,000318,155111,428Dec 20 10:00 AM
Dougherty Kevin MGroup Vice PresidentDec 09Option Exercise16.3930,000491,55098,622Dec 10 12:49 PM
PERRY M MARNETTESenior Vice PresidentDec 09Sale40.3610,000403,550127,015Dec 10 12:50 PM
Dougherty Kevin MGroup Vice PresidentDec 09Sale40.5030,0001,215,00068,622Dec 10 12:49 PM
COVERT GEOFFREY JSenior Vice PresidentOct 11Option Exercise24.3995,7162,334,129181,143Oct 15 06:54 AM
COVERT GEOFFREY JSenior Vice PresidentOct 11Sale41.3078,2163,230,39885,427Oct 15 06:54 AM
HELDMAN PAUL WExecutive Vice PresidentSep 26Option Exercise16.8580,0001,347,800262,262Sep 27 11:39 AM
HELDMAN PAUL WExecutive Vice PresidentSep 26Sale40.9280,0003,273,440182,262Sep 27 11:39 AM
SCHLOTMAN J MICHAELSenior Vice PresidentSep 23Option Exercise16.6657,250953,998213,787Sep 24 04:55 PM
SCHLOTMAN J MICHAELSenior Vice PresidentSep 23Sale40.6757,2502,328,113156,537Sep 24 04:55 PM
Clark Robert WGroup Vice PresidentSep 19Option Exercise17.319,000155,79045,174Sep 20 10:35 AM
Clark Robert WGroup Vice PresidentSep 19Sale40.919,000368,19736,174Sep 20 10:35 AM
Williams R. PeteSenior Vice PresidentSep 18Option Exercise28.6120,000572,20099,314Sep 19 11:19 AM
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